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Old 05-02-2009, 12:23 PM   #1
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Here is a complete financial plan that fits in a Tweet:

A complete financial plan in 140 characters

'Nuff said!

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Old 05-02-2009, 01:06 PM   #2
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Nice--although the "invest wisely" is easier tweeted than done as almost everyone found out last year!
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:12 PM   #3
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Eliminate debt. Cut up plastic. Join pension. Buy home. Pay it off. Spend little. Save tons. Invest wisely. Be tax smart. Marry for life.
Sounds so easy! Where do I sign up for a pension?
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:16 PM   #4
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Sounds so easy! Where do I sign up for a pension?
Find time machine. Turn it on. Go back to your mid-20s. Apply for government jobs. Accept one.
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I would have added..."don't have kids"....
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Think this works if you take out " As a matter of fact," and don't count spaces - not a tweeter here.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:29 PM   #7
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I'm a bit of a fan of his. However he suggested
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Marry for life
Maybe he should have said
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Don't marry
it's shorter and therefore he might have added
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no kids
He could have shortened
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no CC
All in all, good advice.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:50 PM   #8
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Here is a complete financial plan that fits in a Tweet:

A complete financial plan in 140 characters

'Nuff said!

Way way too wordy - sounds like someone angling for a book.

Max tax deferred. Buy benchmark/lifecycle. Keep your day job.

Psst - Wellesley at retirement.

14 words which I think is over verbose.

heh heh heh - I probably could cut the words down.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:58 PM   #9
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Psst - Wellesley at retirement.
I don't think "Psst - Wellesley" works if you live in Canada.
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:23 PM   #10
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I don't think "Psst - Wellesley" works if you live in Canada.
Sooo - nobody's clued you in about 'the secret decoder ring' ?



heh heh heh - which bye the bye is not really a ring at all but a .

My lips are sealed. . Actually I don't remember the limitations imposed on Canadian's - so I guess to use Canadian dividend achievers and picking a good set of corporates would be tougher - I have the impression(sans any real studies to link) that the Canadians were ahead of the Americans tumbling to the importance of dividend/income streams thru various market cycles.
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Way way too wordy - sounds like someone angling for a book.

Max tax deferred. Buy benchmark/lifecycle. Keep your day job.

Psst - Wellesley at retirement.

14 words which I think is over verbose.

heh heh heh - I probably could cut the words down.
I also counted 14 words. You should rather upped it to 17 words.




You forgot your trademark "Heh Heh Heh".
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Here are my 14 words:

Max 401K. LBYM. One third takehome to pay off debts and mortgage, and invest.
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Get degree. earn more desire less. Pay yourself first. Max 401K. Invest smart marry smarter. No CC debt.
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Find time machine. Turn it on. Go back to your mid-20s. Apply for government jobs. Accept one.
Better yet - travel to the future even for a couple of seconds so that you can execute a trade for profits. Obviously, you might have to make a few of these kind of trades.
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OK, I'll have a go....applicable in any country....
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OK, I'll have a go....applicable in any country....

LBYM. Only good debt. Invest sans fees. Actively allocate assets, avoid tax.

12 words, 65 characters.
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LBYM. Little or no debt only for a house. Invest. Max out 401k and Roth.
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Invest 100% in socca's hedge fund / ponzi scheme.

This will secure my retirement but no one else's.
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